Hanging plates isn’t just for kitchen decor anymore. Plates can be an easy way of filling up your walls, without having to invest in expensive art work. Finding nice plates also don’t have to cost you a fortune. TJ Maxx, Ross Dress For Less, JC Penny, and pretty much every department store in your area sells decorative plates that you can pick up for bargain prices.
In this post, you will see over 70 pictures of rooms using plates on the wall in different arrangements. Also, we show you 3 tips how to best pull this look for your own home.
1. Decorating With Plain Plates- So Easy!
You can hang plates in the powder room, entryway, bedroom and living rooms. It is the easiest way to get a really high end designer look for less. Consider hanging plates around a window frame, artwork or mirror, above a window to simulate curtains or along a back-splash that isn’t tiled.
Interior designer John Jacob uses plain plates in many of his designs. Simple white plates can be the easiest to put together, because you can mix and match vintage plates with new sets of dishes.
The key to dressing up a wall with all white dishware is to incorporate texture into the design. Add plates that have a raised pattern which will make your display more interesting. Check out Clarendon Lane’s blog where she adds a simple plate display above her kitchen cabinets. Plain plates can look just as classy as the really expensive china.
2. Hanging Plates Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated
Be confident that you can make a nice arrangement from the collection you already own. Give yourself permission to make nail holes your walls. Fixing mistakes is just a matter using nail hole filler and touch up paint.
Use Dischargers For Expensive Dishes
Jessica from Decor Adventures put together a fantastic post of her process of hanging her own plates in her dining room. She suggested using Dischangers, a company who makes adhesive backings which stick to the plate, instead of the metal plate holders we are all used to.
You can find Dischargers on Amazon, starting at $4.50.
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How To Use Dischargers
You simply moisten the disc and secure it to the back of your plate then let it dry overnight. Be sure that you wait at least a day before hanging your plates to let the glue completely dry. The last thing you need is any plates crashing to the ground because the glue didn’t have enough time to set.
– Arrange Plates First Using Kraft Paper
Jessica used used packing paper, and then simply traced each plate onto the paper. Then she removed the paper from under the plates and hung it up on the wall with painter’s tape. After that, measure where each nail hole goes from the back of the plate, and hammer your nail into the wall.
– Mark Nail Holes Using Painters Tape
Hunted Interior Blog suggests using painters tape to mark the holes of the items that require two nails to hang, then place the tape on the wall and drill your holes. See the picture on pinterest
– Use Leather As A Backing
Glimpse Of Style posted a picture of designer Sarah Kaye who hung pictures on strips of leather.
3. Incorporate Shelf Sconces
Some of the prettiest designs (in my opinion) are those displays that feature creamers, teapots, and cups. You can achieve this look by using shelf sconces. If you have a complete collection why not stretch out the use of your plates and bowls with several displays, than just one display using the plates only? Create a bigger impact by using the large platters, over-sized salad bowls.
Finding matching sconces is easier than you think. Consider buying Ornate Shelf Sconces ON EBAYOften times you will run across another pair of sconces that are identical when you shop on ebay. The trick is to look often. You can also keep a look out on etsy, as dealers feature quite a bit of vintage and antique decorative items there also.
Make your own unlimited amount of sconces with plaster molds. Concrete Success sells this Sea Shell Shelf Mold for $18 dollars which would cost you just a few dollars with ready set concrete. Make unlimited amounts of sconces for your own walls. With this mold, incorporate large seashells into your design to play off of the design of the sconce.
This Roman Shelf Mold from Mold Creations sells for $28 dollars and would give you a larger space to display platters, large bowls, and teapots. Make unlimited amounts of sconces using this concrete mold.
We hope that we gave you some good ideas for your existing china, or new ideas for incorporating new plate displays into your home.
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